Area Information in Swansboro/Cape Carteret, NC

Swansboro and Cape Carteret

Swansboro, N.C., is a charming waterfront town with a rich history, a delightful downtown area with shops and restaurants and a beautiful harbor. Just across the White Oak River, Cape Carteret, N.C., is a planned community on the Bogue Sound and is just a skip across the sound from Emerald Isle. 

Swansboro is a wonderfully walkable town. Park the car and enjoy the quiet charm of this riverfront town on foot. Cape Carteret, on the other hand, is the perfect scenic Sunday-drive location that is best explored by vehicle. 

Background knowledge of an area is important whether you’re making a decision to relocate, start a business or travel for fun. For that reason, this section introduces you to the history, culture and economic climate of Swansboro and Cape Carteret. Our Getting Around section tells you how to get to here, whether by boat, by plane or by your own vehicle, and how to get around once you’ve arrived. We’ve included a Media section in hopes that the local radio stations, television stations, magazines and newspapers may aid you in enjoying the area to its fullest potential.

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